14 Replies Latest reply on Mar 8, 2017 11:09 AM by John Hopkins

    Why does a user who accesses a view that connects to a data source must have both View and Connect permission to see the view?

    Craig Dewar

      I have set up a datasource that connects to some highly commercially sensitive data.  (daily extract of a Custom SQL Server query)

       

      This datasource is used for a variety of different views.  Some views connect to a sub-set of that data which is not as commercially sensitive.

       

      I now find that in order for Tableau users to see views, I have to grant users permissions to both the workbook , and the datasource

       

      As per following helpfile extract: A user who accesses a view that connects to a data source must have both View and Connect permission to see the view.

       

      I gather that this setting means that any users who have permission to the datasource, can download Tableau Desktop, connect to Tableau Server, and have full access to view and extract all of the commercially sensitive data in the datasource.

       

      Is this correct?

      If so is there a way around this potential security risk?